IT Internal Audit Manager - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Inc.



Job ID:  488876

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing over 75,800 people at more than 3,160 locations in 29 countries. CRH is the leading building materials company in North America and the world. We manufacture and distribute a diverse range of superior building materials, products, and solutions, which are used extensively in construction projects of all sizes. 



Position Overview


CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing over 75,000 people at approx. 3,100 locations in 29 countries worldwide.


A Fortune 500 company, CRH is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 index, the EURO STOXX 50 index, the ISEQ 20 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. CRH’s American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). CRH is Ireland’s largest indigenous company.


Additional information on CRH can be found on our global website ( and on


CRH Group Internal Audit (IA) is currently recruiting for the position of Americas IT Internal Audit Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will work as part of a global team responsible for working with the business to optimize performance and growth through improving the operational, financial and IT controls and risk management of CRH.

Working in CRH’s global Third Line of Defense function, the Internal Audit Americas IT Manager will manage the delivery of independent assurance services to the business to ensure the development of a robust control framework across all aspects of the organization. The Internal Audit IT Manager will oversee the assigned audit team and manage team members’ performance to deliver on short and long-term objectives by creating an engaged team and work environment that promotes trust and mutual respect, aimed at maximizing team members’ potential.

The successful candidate will proactively engage with key stakeholders (internal and external) to build relationships and work to achieve desired outcomes. To be effective, the candidate must be capable of assessing (and anticipating) risk and thinking through, challenging, and identifying ways to improve complex business processes.

The Internal Audit Americas IT Manager role provides an excellent opportunity to learn about CRH’s business. Many of IA’s alumni have gone on to pursue successful careers within CRH in a wide variety of functions.



Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, with or without accommodation.


Americas IT Audit Execution: Lead and manage the activities of Americas IT Internal Audit teams to ensure adequate audit coverage is provided to the organization.


Audit plan and project delivery:


  • Support the Americas Audit team with the creation of the annual audit plan through the risk assessment, IT stakeholder engagement and subject matter expertise.
  • Support the IA leadership team in the creation, planning and execution of the IA IT strategy.
  • Oversees and provides direction on the delivery of key projects (either functional or in support of the delivery of the IA 5-year strategy) to achieve defined project objectives.
  • Manages the efforts of the IT teams to ensure the delivery of more complex assignments identified on the audit plan, in association with the Global IT Senior Manager and IA Leadership.
  • Provide management with recommendations and insights on ways to structurally enhance controls while balancing business unit objectives.
  • Evaluate the IT internal control environment to ensure appropriate controls and processes are in place and functioning as intended.
  • Evaluate and review the significance of audit findings, recommendations and corrective action with appropriate levels of management and executives.
  • Ensure that corrective actions have been effectively implemented.
  • In conjunction with Finance and IT managers, ensure adequate staff with appropriate resources exist to perform IT and Integrated audits in accordance with professional standards.
  • Assist in the oversight and management of the team’s use of co-sourced auditors, contractors or other experts, when appropriate.
  • Ensure key metrics are reported on an as needed basis and work on special projects as requested
  • Leverage technology to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of the function
  • Willingness and ability to travel 25-40% as part of the role (including internationally, where necessary)



Competencies & Behaviors:


Attracts and Develops: Attracting and selecting the best talent to meet current and future business needs.


  • Responsible for managing people and related people management activities
  • Actively promotes opportunities within the function
  • Portrays the organization in ways that entices others to join
  • Fosters an environment that encourages and enables others to build skills and develop their careers
  • Provides useful real-time coaching to others
  • Actively engages with internal CRH network to identify and develop potential next steps for high performing team members (whether short term or long term)
  • Supports the development and mentoring of the manager and assistant manager groups
  • Aligns company & individual goals, tracks performance and coaches for development
  • Utilizes and maximizes team members’ potential while motivating and inspiring groups and team
  • Provides timely and necessary feedback to develop team members across functional teams and recommends developmental activities and stretch assignments to others
  • Creates an engaged workforce and a team environment based on trust and mutual respect
  • Identifies and facilitates IT training sessions, as required
  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to lead and influence an audit team through a positive and supportive approach, while driving compliance to financial policies and holding team members accountable for performance expectations.
  • Delegates responsibility and conveys clear expectations to others
  • Credits others for their contributions and accomplishments
  • Encourages people to express their views openly
  • Facilitates effective collaboration within the function team co-workers and with key stakeholders
  • Involves others in making decisions on behalf of the group


Collaboration with Stakeholders: Building partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders and promote the function as a trusted partner to meet shared objectives.


  • Meet quarterly, or as needed, with assigned Americas IT business unit leadership, proactively identifying opportunities to strengthen stakeholder relationships, actively identifying new stakeholders, managing on-going relationships to understand on-going developments across the business
  • Coordinate and communicate regularly with assigned second line of defense leadership to ensure understanding and communication of significant issues.
  • Actively identify Americas IT stakeholders (internal and external) and build effective working relationships with them
  • Stay abreast of new or proposed Americas IT activities across businesses and make recommendations for updated scope or additional audit activities, and proactively advise the business on internal controls
  • Participate in executive committees and due diligence activities at the request of management
  • Develops and projects a positive image for the IA function with stakeholders


Decision quality: Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward, which drives innovation and collaboration.


  • Holds others accountable for making sound decisions that comply with policies and standards
  • Is willing and able to make tough decisions and move them forward, even if they are unpopular
  • Strikes the right balance between accepting workable solutions and pushing for better alternatives
  • Synthesizes information, experience, and various inputs to determine the best course of action
  • Anticipates big and small picture risks
  • Keeps abreast of external trends in both IA and industry
  • Looks to develop innovative ideas to drive IA forward and present new solutions to business


Cultivates innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.


  • Nurtures and develops promising ideas through prototyping and experimentation
  • Challenges others to develop breakthrough solutions
  • Ensures that varied perspectives are included in the process of innovation
  • Encourages others to address challenges in new and better ways


Drives engagement: Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.


  • Empowers others with meaningful decision making and ownership
  • Ensures that all team members are motivated to work toward common goals
  • Celebrates the team’s successes along the way
  • Provides praise, recognition, and rewards for strong performance







  • Bachelors degree required, Masters preferred
  • 8 years+ progressive Information Technology audit experience (including time at manager level or above) or business-facing IT technical environment
  • 3+ years of leadership experience.
  • System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) approaches, methodologies, and tools
  • Management of large-scale internal system development programs
  • Management of a shared service environment, for IT and other functions
  • IT Service Management or ITIL disciplines
  • Major ERP applications, including JD Edwards, SAP, PeopleSoft, and Hyperion
  • Windows-based networks (in particular, Active Directory)
  • TCP/IP networking protocol and TCP/IP-based networks
  • Databases, firewalls, authentication systems, and cryptography
  • Financial accounting principles and terms, as well as core business process knowledge
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Access, Visio and Project)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong staff management skills
  • Relevant Professional qualifications (e.g. CISA, CISSP, CPA, CIA, etc.)
  • Advanced understanding and working knowledge of risk, corporate governance, compliance (SOX ITGC) and internal control requirements/ good practice
  • Strong financial, analytical, and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with good negotiation, conflict management and resolution skills
  • Managing, developing, and mentoring a diverse high performing team
  • Solid project management skills with an ability to prioritize relevant tasks and network and influence multiple stakeholders
  • Experience leading large/complex functional projects with a view to improving control and governance standards
  • Reporting to and working with senior level management
  • Experience of leading/ working on cross functional projects



Work Requirements


  • Must have expert proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Must be 18 years in age or older
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Willingness to work independently within in a team environment and assist the team with other duties as required



Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Advanced understanding and working knowledge of risk, governance and internal controls requirements/ good practice
  • IT audit qualifications
  • Relevant industry knowledge (building materials, construction, manufacturing)
  • Fluent English (verbal and written)
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to provide commercially focused recommendations (having consideration for good practice in place elsewhere in the Group) that allow the business to drive forward
  • In depth knowledge of relevant Group/ Divisional procedures, policies and guidelines
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with good conflict management and resolution skills
  • Solid project management skills with an ability to prioritize relevant tasks and network and influence multiple stakeholders
  • Full clean driving license is essential



Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person
  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents and presentations
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time



Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


  • Usually, normal office working conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours




The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


CRH is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Nov 16, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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